Sunday, January 23, 2011

Characters and Contests

Hello everyone!

I don't think I've said anything yet (cause I've been so busy reading The Name of the Wind) but I've got all my writing help books in! Well, except for the one about making languages because, apparently, it took them four days to figure out they no longer had that book before shipping off the other three.  And unless I want to buy a new one from 84$ and a used one from 190$ I don't think I'm going to be getting one very soon.

Anyway the other three books are awesome! I got How to Write a Damn Good Novel which is awesome so far and Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting which is awesome as well. Though so far I like the damn good novel one more than the screenplay one. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland isn't exactly what I had expected, it's more like an encyclopedia of cliche's than. . . Well, a 'help me write' book.

I'm actually starting to do some character development as well, for only my main character so far. It's fun, I learned a few things about him that I didn't know (like an unfortunate encounter with acid) so things are coming along nicely. However he's not very nice and if he ever met me he'd probably try to kill me, being his author and all. . .

Oh! For those of you interested in contests Tahareh at Grab a Pen is giving away two gift cards for those who follow her and comment on this post. You can do a couple other things to up the number of times your entered, just read the post. If you enter I wish you luck!

Have a nice day everyone!


Krispy said...

Found you from Tahereh's blog hop thing. :)

It's cool reading about your process. Sounds like you're doing a lot of research, which is totally opposite of me; I sort of do it on the fly. Love that you have maps!

Cacy said...

I'm trying to read more books about writing. I'll have to check those out!

Book Owl said...

Krispy- Hi! Cool, I've only checked out a couple blogs so far; the list is massive! I used to pants my stories too but now I'm starting to research and plan things, it makes things much easier for me.

Glad you like the maps!

Cacy- They're pretty good so far. How to Write a Damn Novel is the best out of them, I say.